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Boron supply maintains efficient antioxidant system, cell wall components and reduces aluminum concentration in roots of trifoliate orange.

Plant Physiol Biochem 2019 Feb 8;137:93-101. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Microelement Research Center, College of Resources and Environment, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, 430070, PR China. Electronic address:

Aluminum (Al) toxicity in the acid soils (pH ≤ 5) is the major limiting abiotic factor affecting the productivity of crops. Boron (B) has been reported to alleviate Al toxicity. In spite of recent advances, it is not clear how B relieves Al toxicity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2019.02.003DOI Listing
February 2019

Treatment of vinegar industry wastewater by electrocoagulation with monopolar aluminum and iron electrodes and toxicity evaluation.

Water Sci Technol 2018 Dec;78(12):2542-2552

Open Education Faculty/Department of Health Programs, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey E-mail:

We present electrocoagulation (EC) treatment results of vinegar industry wastewater (VIW) using parallel plate aluminum and iron electrodes, and analyze the toxicity of the treatment processes. Due to the chemical complexity of vinegar production wastewater, several parameters are expected to alter the treatment efficiency. Particularly, current density, initial pH, NaSO as support electrolyte, polyaluminum chloride (PAC) and kerafloc are investigated for their effects on chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2019.013DOI Listing
December 2018

A field-deployable surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) method for sensitive analysis of silver nanoparticles in environmental waters.

Sci Total Environ 2019 Feb 2;653:1034-1041. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States of America. Electronic address:

The proliferation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in the environment and resultant transport into aquatic systems have raised concerns regarding their potential toxicity to various organisms. These environmental and ecological concerns demand reliable AgNP detection methods which can measure environmentally relevant quantities of AgNPs in real aquatic systems. This study developed a method that couples a rapid vacuum filtration technique with a portable Raman spectrometer to achieve on-site detection of ultra-low levels of AgNPs in typical and complex aquatic systems. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.435DOI Listing
February 2019

Transcriptome-wide characterization and functional analysis of MATE transporters in response to aluminum toxicity in L.

PeerJ 2019 31;7:e6302. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-Ecosystems, Lanzhou, P. R. China.

Multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) transporters contribute to multidrug resistance and play major determinants of aluminum (Al) tolerance in plants. Alfalfa ( L.) is the most extensively cultivated forage crop in the world, yet most alfalfa cultivars are not Al tolerant. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6302DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360082PMC
January 2019
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Physiological mechanisms of aluminum (Al) toxicity tolerance in nitrogen-fixing aquatic macrophyte Azolla microphylla Kaulf: phytoremediation, metabolic rearrangements, and antioxidative enzyme responses.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India.

To investigate the extent of aluminum toxicity tolerance of eco-friendly, fast-growing, fresh water, pteridophytic Azolla-Anabaena symbiotic association in terms of altered physiological signals; Azolla microphylla Kaulf was exposed to 0 (control), 100, 250, 500, and 750 μM AlCl, at pH 4.5 for 6 days. The adversity of Al was increased in a dose-dependent manner and the highest was recorded at 750 μM AlCl. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04408-7DOI Listing
February 2019

Adjuvant potential of selegiline in treating acute toxicity of aluminium phosphide in rats.

Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 2019 Feb 3. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

Experimental Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Aluminium phosphide (AlP); is a highly toxic substance with a high mortality rate and no effective antidote. Once exposed to the moisture and acidic conditions of the stomach, AlP releases toxic phosphine (PH ) gas, which results in severe toxicity in poisoned subjects. Selegiline is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor with antioxidant and anti-apoptotic properties, which is mostly prescribed for the treatment of mood disorders and Parkinson's disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcpt.13207DOI Listing
February 2019
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Preparation of pH-sensitive FeO@C/carboxymethyl cellulose/chitosan composite beads for diclofenac sodium delivery.

Int J Biol Macromol 2019 Jan 30;127:594-605. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

School of Food and Pharmacy, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan 316022, PR China. Electronic address:

In this study, we prepared pH- and magnetism-responsive FeO@C/carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)/chitosan composite microbeads for controlled release of diclofenac sodium (DS) to (i) prevent complete drug release in gastric area, (ii) maintain blood drug concentration in a specific part of the body, (iii) reduce drug administration time and systemic drug toxicity, and (iv) improve drug efficacy. Through one-step solvent thermal treatment, a polyethylene glycol layer was wrapped into FeO nanoparticles. Then, FeO@C nanoparticles were incorporated into CMC matrix and coated with chitosan layer via a self-assembly technique to form core-shell polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.01.191DOI Listing
January 2019
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Effects of aluminium and cadmium on hatching and swimming ability in developing zebrafish.

Chemosphere 2019 Jan 24;222:243-249. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Biology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy. Electronic address:

Aluminium and cadmium are biologically non-essential metals with a role in neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases. As an attractive model for neurobehavioural studies, zebrafish at 6 h post fertilization were exposed to 9, 18, 36 and 72 μM CdCl and 50, 100 and 200 μM AlCl, respectively, for 72 h, and motility such as distance moved, mean velocity, cumulative movement, meander and heading were measured by DanioVision equipment. The hatching time was also analysed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.01.140DOI Listing
January 2019

Payback times and multiple midpoint/endpoint impact categories about Building-Integrated Solar Thermal (BIST) collectors.

Sci Total Environ 2019 Mar 11;658:1039-1055. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

University of Corsica, UMR CNRS 6134, Research Centre George Peri, Route des Sanguinaires, F-20000 Ajaccio, France.

The purpose of the present article is the evaluation, by means of life cycle assessment, of a system which consists of vacuum-tube solar thermal collectors. The system is appropriate for building integration and it has been developed in France. The methods ReCiPe and USEtox have been adopted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.110DOI Listing
March 2019
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Fire behaviour of modern façade materials - Understanding the Grenfell Tower fire.

J Hazard Mater 2018 Dec 29;368:115-123. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Centre for Fire and Hazard Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, PR1 2HE, UK. Electronic address:

The 2017 Grenfell Tower fire spread rapidly around the combustible façade system on the outside of the building, killing 72 people. We used a range of micro- and bench-scale methods to understand the fire behaviour of different types of façade product, including those used on the Tower, in order to explain the speed, ferocity and lethality of the fire. Compared to the least flammable panels, polyethylene-aluminium composites showed 55x greater peak heat release rates (pHRR) and 70x greater total heat release (THR), while widely-used high-pressure laminate panels showed 25x greater pHRR and 115x greater THR. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.12.077DOI Listing
December 2018
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Metal Toxicity Links to Alzheimer's Disease and Neuroinflammation.

J Mol Biol 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Neurula Laboratory, Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Electronic address:

As the median age of the population increases, the number of individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the associated socio-economic burden are predicted to worsen. While aging and inherent genetic predisposition play major roles in the onset of AD, lifestyle, physical fitness, medical condition, and social environment have emerged as relevant disease modifiers. These environmental risk factors can play a key role in accelerating or decelerating disease onset and progression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2019.01.018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Fate and toxicity of spilled chemicals in groundwater and soil environment I: strong acids.

Environ Health Toxicol 2018 Dec 13;33(4):e2018019. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

We reviewed the chemical/physical properties, toxicity, environmental fate, and ecotoxicity of strong acids in soil and groundwater environments. We recommend that sulfuric acid and hydrofluoric acid be classified as chemicals of priority control based on volumes used, toxicity, carcinogenicity, and past significant spill events. Understanding the behavior and transport of spilled strong acids in soil and groundwater environments requires a multi-disciplinary approach, as they can undergo a variety of geochemical and biochemical reactions with complex geomedia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5620/eht.e2018019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341169PMC
December 2018

Aluminum directly inhibits alternative oxidase pathway and changes metabolic and redox parameters on Jatropha curcas cell culture.

Plant Physiol Biochem 2019 Mar 11;136:92-97. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Physics and Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo - USP, Av. Café s/n, 14040-903, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Aluminum (Al) toxicity has been recognized to be a main limiting factor of crop productivity in acid soil. Al interacts with cell walls disrupting the functions of the plasma membrane and is associated with oxidative damage and mitochondrial dysfunction. Jatropha curcas L. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S09819428193002
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2019.01.012DOI Listing
March 2019
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A multi-level level response to DNA damage induced by Aluminium.

Plant J 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Developmental Biology, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, 22609, Germany.

Aluminium (Al) ions are one of the primary growth-limiting factors for plants on acid soils, globally restricting agriculture. Despite its impact, little is known about Al action in planta. Earlier work has indicated that, among other effects, Al induces DNA damage. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/tpj.14231
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14231DOI Listing
January 2019
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Lung cancer risk assessment for workers exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in various industries.

Environ Int 2019 Mar 11;124:109-120. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, TIMC-IMAG, EPSP team (Environment and Health Prediction of Populations), 38000 Grenoble, France; VetAgro Sup, Biomathematics and Epidemiology Unit, Veterinary Campus of Lyon, F-69280 Marcy l'Etoile, France.

Background: Millions of workers are exposed to carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) mixtures. The toxicity of PAH mixtures is variable and depends on the composition of the mixture, which is related to the emission sources. Although several indicators exist, the cancer risk estimation associated with occupational exposure to PAHs is poorly known. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.12.058DOI Listing
March 2019
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Evaluation of low-level diode laser irradiation and various irrigant solutions on the biological response of stem cells from exfoliated deciduous teeth.

J Photochem Photobiol B 2019 Feb 7;191:156-163. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Near East University, Lefkosa, Mersin10, Turkey. Electronic address:

This study aimed to evaluate cytotoxic effects and the apoptosis of Gallium-Aluminum-Arsenide (GaAlAs) diode laser irradiation, sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), ozonated water and ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) on stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHEDs). Cells were exposed to EDTA (5%, 8.5%, 17%), NaOCl (1%, 2. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S10111344183121
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2019.01.001DOI Listing
February 2019
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Alum adjuvant is more effective than MF59 at prompting early germinal center formation in response to peptide-protein conjugates and enhancing efficacy of a vaccine against opioid use disorders.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

a Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (formerly Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation).

Opioid use disorders (OUD) and fatal overdoses are a national emergency in the United States. Therapeutic vaccines offer a promising strategy to treat OUD and reduce the incidence of overdose. Immunization with opioid-based haptens conjugated to immunogenic carriers elicits opioid-specific antibodies that block opioid distribution to the brain and reduce opioid-induced behavior and toxicity in pre-clinical models. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21645515.2018.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2018.1558697DOI Listing
January 2019
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Photobiological properties of phthalocyanine photosensitizers Photosens, Holosens and Phthalosens: A comparative in vitro analysis.

J Photochem Photobiol B 2019 Feb 27;191:128-134. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, 23 Gagarin ave., Nizhny Novgorod 603950, Russia; I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, 8-2 Trubetskaya str., Moscow 119991, Russia. Electronic address:

Photobiological properties of phthalocyanine photosensitizers, namely, clinically approved Photosens and new compounds Holosens and Phthalosens were analyzed on transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder (T24) and human hepatic adenocarcinoma (SK-HEP-1). Photosens is a sulfated aluminum phthalocyanine with the number of sulfo groups 3.4, which is characterized by a high degree of hydrophilicity, slow cellular uptake, localization in lysosomes and the lowest photodynamic activity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2018.12.020DOI Listing
February 2019
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Assessment of benzene, toluene, ethyl-benzene, and xylene (BTEX) toxicity in soil using sulfur-oxidizing bacterial (SOB) bioassay.

Chemosphere 2019 Apr 17;220:651-657. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Biological Environment, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, 24341, Gangwon-do, South Korea. Electronic address:

The assessment of benzene, toluene, ethyl-benzene, and xylene (BTEX)-contaminated soil toxicity was performed using a sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (SOB) assay. The experiments were set up using an individual pollutant in a 25-mL bottle sealed with a rubber stopper and aluminum cap since BTEX are volatile. A large headspace volume (14 mL) was kept in the reactors to provide enough oxygen for the SOB. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.102DOI Listing
April 2019
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Human health risk associated with the management of phosphorus in freshwaters using lanthanum and aluminium.

Chemosphere 2019 Apr 12;220:286-299. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0QB, UK.

The use of geo-engineering materials to manage phosphorus in lakes has increased in recent years with aluminium and lanthanum based materials being most commonly applied. Hence the potential impact of the use of these compounds on human health is receiving growing interest. This review seeks to understand, evaluate and compare potential unintended consequences on human health and ecotoxicological risks associated with the use of lanthanum- and aluminium-based materials to modify chemical and ecological conditions in water bodies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.093DOI Listing
April 2019
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Water temperature and acid pH influence the cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of aluminum in the freshwater teleost Astyanax altiparanae (Teleostei: Characidae).

Chemosphere 2019 Apr 20;220:266-274. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Universidade de São Paulo, Institute of Biosciences, Department of Physiology, Laboratory of Metabolism and Reproduction of Aquatic Organisms - LAMEROA; Matão Street, 14 lane, number 101 - room 220, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

The toxicity of metals, including aluminum (Al), can be potentiated by temperature and acid pH, a concern in view of the current global warming scenario. The aim of this study was to evaluate the bioconcentration of Al in the testes and semen of Astyanax altiparanae and the potential of this metal, at different environmental temperatures and acid pH, to cause cytotoxicity and genotocixity in erythrocytes and spermatozoa. A. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.143DOI Listing
April 2019
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Effects of aluminum toxicity on physiological and leaf chlorophyll fluorescent characteristics of rubber tree seedlings.

Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 2018 Dec;29(12):4191-4198

Rubber Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences/Ministry of Agriculture Danzhou Investigation & Experiment Station of Tropical Crops, Danzhou 571737, Hainan, China.

Aluminum toxicity is common in tropical acid soils. However, its effects on rubber tree growth and latex production are still unclear. Using potted sand culture seedlings of rubber tree, the effects of different aluminum ion concentrations on physiological and chlorophyll (Chl) fluorescence characteristics were investigated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13287/j.1001-9332.201812.006DOI Listing
December 2018

Enhanced cerebellar myelination with concomitant iron elevation and ultrastructural irregularities following prenatal exposure to ambient particulate matter in the mouse.

Inhal Toxicol 2018 Aug - Aug;30(9-10):381-396. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

a Department of Environmental Medicine , University of Rochester School of Medicine , Rochester , NY , USA.

Accumulating evidence indicates the developing central nervous system (CNS) is a target of air pollution toxicity. Epidemiological reports increasingly demonstrate that exposure to the particulate matter (PM) fraction of air pollution during neurodevelopment is associated with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These observations are supported by animal studies demonstrating prenatal exposure to concentrated ambient PM induces neuropathologies characteristic of ASD, including ventriculomegaly and aberrant corpus callosum (CC) myelination. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08958378.2018.1533053DOI Listing
December 2018
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F-box protein RAE1 regulates the stability of the aluminum-resistance transcription factor STOP1 in .

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2019 01 17;116(1):319-327. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Center of Excellence for Molecular Plant Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 200032 Shanghai, China;

Aluminum (Al) toxicity is a major factor limiting crop production on acid soils, which represent over 30% of the world's arable land. Some plants have evolved mechanisms to detoxify Al. , for example, secretes malate via the AtALMT1 transporter to chelate and detoxify Al. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1814426116DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320511PMC
January 2019
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Protective effect of Centella asiatica against -galactose and aluminium chloride induced rats: Behavioral and ultrastructural approaches.

Biomed Pharmacother 2019 Jan 5;109:853-864. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia. Electronic address:

Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder and the commonest cause of dementia among the aged people. -galactose (D-gal) is a senescence agent, while aluminium is a known neurotoxin linked to pathogenesis of AD. The combined administration of rats with d-gal and aluminium chloride (AlCl) is considered to be an easy and a cheap method to obtain an animal model of AD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopha.2018.10.111DOI Listing
January 2019
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Repeat variants for the SbMATE transporter protect sorghum roots from aluminum toxicity by transcriptional interplay in and .

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2019 01 13;116(1):313-318. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Embrapa Maize and Sorghum, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, 35701-970 Sete Lagoas, MG, Brazil;

Acidic soils, where aluminum (Al) toxicity is a major agricultural constraint, are globally widespread and are prevalent in developing countries. In sorghum, the root citrate transporter SbMATE confers Al tolerance by protecting root apices from toxic Al, but can exhibit reduced expression when introgressed into different lines. We show that allele-specific transactivation occurs and is caused by factors located away from Using expression-QTL mapping and expression genome-wide association mapping, we establish that transcription is controlled in a bipartite fashion, primarily in but also in Multiallelic promoter transactivation and ChIP analyses demonstrated that intermolecular effects on expression arise from a WRKY and a zinc finger-DHHC transcription factor (TF) that bind to and -activate the promoter. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1808400115DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320528PMC
January 2019
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Responses of duckweed (Lemna minor L.) to aluminum stress: Physiological and proteomics analyses.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2019 Apr 5;170:127-140. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

College of Life Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China. Electronic address:

Aluminum (Al) is commonly considered an abiotic stress factor under acidic conditions. Duckweed (Lemna minor L.) has wide application in ecotoxicological research as a model organism and, in this study, its response to Al bioaccumulation was evaluated at morphological, physiological and proteomic levels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.11.113DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acute aluminum chloride toxicity revisited: Study on DNA damage and histopathological, biochemical and neurochemical alterations in rat brain.

Life Sci 2019 Jan 5;217:202-211. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Neurochemistry and Biochemical Neuropharmacology Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan. Electronic address:

Aims: Due to rapid increase in industrialization in the last few years, use of aluminum (Al) and its alloys have been increased in different industrial fields. Ample evidence supports the neurotoxic effects of chronic aluminum chloride (AlCl) administration in rats but acute Al toxicity has been less described so the present study was aimed to investigate the neurotoxic effects of acute AlCl.

Main Methods: To investigate such effects 12 male albino Wistar rats were randomly divided into control and test rats. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2018.12.009DOI Listing
January 2019
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Insight into removal of dissolved organic matter in post pharmaceutical wastewater by coagulation-UV/HO.

J Environ Sci (China) 2019 Feb 11;76:329-338. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

State Key Laboratory of Environmental Criteria and Risk Assessment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012, China.

The removal of four dissolved organic matter (DOM) fractions, non-acid hydrophobics, hydrophobic acids, hydrophilics and transphilics, was achieved by coagulation-UV/HO oxidation in post-pharmaceutical wastewater (PhWW). Coagulation with Polyferric chloride (PFC), Polymeric ferric sulfate (PFS) and Polymeric aluminum ferric chloride (PAFC) was studied separately to evaluate the effects of the initial pH and coagulant dosage. The coagulation-UV/HO oxidation method resulted in much higher reduction rates for dissolved organic carbon (DOC) (by 75%) and UV (by 92%) than coagulation or UV/HO oxidation alone. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jes.2018.05.025DOI Listing
February 2019

Protective effects of alpha-ketoglutarate against aluminum toxicity in Drosophila melanogaster.

Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 2019 Mar 30;217:41-53. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, 57 Shevchenko Str., Ivano-Frankivsk 76018, Ukraine. Electronic address:

In recent years, Drosophila melanogaster has emerged as a model for studies on aluminum toxicity. The current study aimed to disclose the mechanisms of aluminum toxicity in D. melanogaster at larval and adult stages and examined the potential protective effects of dietary alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2018.11.020DOI Listing
March 2019
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Ecological risk assessment of heavy metals in surface sediments from the Gorgan Bay, Caspian Sea.

Mar Pollut Bull 2018 Dec 14;137:662-667. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Fisheries Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Gonbad Kavous University, Iran.

This study was conducted to investigate the amounts of heavy metals in the Gorgan Bay. For this purpose, 12 sediment samples were taken from the Gorgan Bay, and then, the amounts of metals were determined using the ICP-OES spectrometer. Accordingly, the average value of the metals aluminum (Al), arsenic (As), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), vanadium (V), and zinc (Zn) was 1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.11.009DOI Listing
December 2018
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Neuroprotective role of hyperforin on aluminum maltolate-induced oxidative damage and apoptosis in PC12 cells and SH-SY5Y cells.

Chem Biol Interact 2019 Feb 24;299:15-26. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

Heilongjiang Key Laboratory for Laboratory Animals and Comparative Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, 150030, China. Electronic address:

Many reports demonstrated that aluminum maltolate (Almal) has potential toxicity to human and animal. Our study has demonstrated that Almal can induce oxidative damage and apoptosis in PC12 cells and SH-SY5Y Cells, two in vitro models of neuronal cells. Hyperforin (HF) is a well-known antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-amyloid and anti-depressant compound extracted from Hypericum perforatum extract. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00092797173115
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2018.11.016DOI Listing
February 2019
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Quantification of Trace Elements in Different Dokha and Shisha Tobacco Products using EDXRF.

J Anal Toxicol 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.

The present study aims to quantify trace metals in different dokha (medwakh) and shisha tobacco products available in local markets. Recent research has shown that these products have higher amounts of nicotine and tar compared to various other tobacco products. No specific data are available on the concentration of trace elements in dokha (medwakh) and shisha tobacco products in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jat/bky095DOI Listing
November 2018
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Uptake and subcellular distribution of aluminum in a marine diatom.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2019 Mar 12;169:85-92. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Eau Terre Environnement, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

Aluminum (Al) is widespread in the environment including the ocean. The effects of Al on marine organisms have attracted more and more attention in recent years. However, the mechanisms of uptake of Al by marine organisms and the subcellular distribution of Al once assimilated are unknown. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S01476513183110
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.10.095DOI Listing
March 2019
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Synergistic potential of propolis and vitamin E against sub-acute toxicity of AlCl3 in Albino mice: in vivo study.

Physiol Res 2018 Oct 23. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Current study evaluated the synergistic potential of propolis and Vitamin E against sublethal toxicity of aluminum chloride on different biochemical parameters and liver histology. Swiss albino mice (n=42) were randomly divided into five groups. Group I received 0. Read More

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October 2018
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Chlorogenic acid protects against aluminum toxicity via MAPK/Akt signaling pathway in murine RAW264.7 macrophages.

J Inorg Biochem 2019 Jan 7;190:113-120. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Tianjin Key Laboratory of Food Science and Health, School of Medicine, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China. Electronic address:

Aluminum (Al), which may bring about damage to the macrophages, has been implicated in the development of immunological diseases. It has been reported that chlorogenic acid (CGA, 5‑caffeoylquinic acid, chemical formula: CHO) is a natural antioxidant and chelating agent with the capacity against Al (III)-induced biotoxicity. The present study was carried out to investigate whether CGA could reduce AlCl-induced cellular damage in RAW264. Read More

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January 2019
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Association of Serum Aluminum Levels with Mortality in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis.

Sci Rep 2018 Nov 13;8(1):16729. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, ROC, Taiwan.

Despite reported evidence on the relationship between higher serum aluminum levels and poor outcomes in patients on chronic hemodialysis (CHD), the acceptable cutoff value of serum aluminum for mortality remains unclear. A retrospective observational cohort study with 636 Taiwanese patients on CHD was conducted to investigate the impact of serum aluminum levels on mortality. The predictors were bivariate serum aluminum level (<6 and ≥6 ng/mL) and the Outcomes were all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality. Read More

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http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-34799-5
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6233210PMC
November 2018
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A Review of Fast Bubble-Driven Micromotors Powered by Biocompatible Fuel: Low-Concentration Fuel, Bioactive Fluid and Enzyme.

Micromachines (Basel) 2018 Oct 22;9(10). Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Hubei Key Laboratory of Theory and Application of Advanced Materials Mechanics, Department of Mechanics and Engineering Structure, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China.

Micromotors are extensively applied in various fields, including cell separation, drug delivery and environmental protection. Micromotors with high speed and good biocompatibility are highly desirable. Bubble-driven micromotors, propelled by the recoil effect of bubbles ejection, show good performance of motility. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6215315PMC
October 2018
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Tolerance to Drought, Low pH and Al Combined Stress in Tibetan Wild Barley Is Associated with Improvement of ATPase and Modulation of Antioxidant Defense System.

Int J Mol Sci 2018 Nov 11;19(11). Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Institute of Crop Science, Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.

Aluminum (Al) toxicity and drought are two major constraints on plant growth in acidic soils, negatively affecting crop performance and yield. Genotypic differences in the effects of Al/low pH and polyethyleneglycol (PEG) induced drought stress, applied either individually or in combination, were studied in Tibetan wild (XZ5, drought-tolerant; XZ29, Al-tolerant) and cultivated barley (Al-tolerant Dayton; drought-tolerant Tadmor). Tibetan wild barley XZ5 and XZ29 had significantly higher H⁺-ATPase, CaMg-ATPase, and Na⁺K⁺-ATPase activities at pH 4. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6274725PMC
November 2018
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Response of the antioxidant enzymes of rats following oral administration of metal-oxide nanoparticles (AlO, CuO, TiO).

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Jan 12;26(1):938-945. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey.

Metal-oxide nanoparticles (NPs), as a new emerging technological compound, promise a wide range of usage areas and consequently have the potential to cause environmental toxicology. In the present work, aluminum (AlO), copper (CuO), and titanium (TiO) nanoparticles (NPs) were administered via oral gavage to mature female rats (Rattus norvegicus var. albinos) for 14 days with a dose series of 0 (control), 0. Read More

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January 2019
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Harmful weed to prospective adsorbent: low-temperature-carbonized Ipomoea carnea stem carbon coated with aluminum oxyhydroxide nanoparticles for defluoridation.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Jan 9;26(1):721-737. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Advanced Materials Group, Materials Science & Technology Division, CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat, 785006, India.

Gainful utilization of stems of the pernicious weed, Ipomoea carnea, to prepare good quality carbon and its modification with aluminum oxyhydroxide (AlOOH) nanoparticles for efficient defluoridation from contaminated drinking water is discussed in this paper. Surface functional groups are enhanced by functionalization of the carbons under acid treatment which acted as anchor to the AlOOH nanoparticles. Formation of AlOOH particles over the carbon surface is confirmed from X-ray diffractometry analysis. Read More

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January 2019
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Reformulated mineral trioxide aggregate components and the assessments for use as future dental regenerative cements.

J Tissue Eng 2018 Jan-Dec;9:2041731418807396. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Institute of Tissue Regeneration Engineering (ITREN), Dankook University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea.

Mineral trioxide aggregate, which comprises three major inorganic components, namely, tricalcium silicate (C3S), dicalcium silicate (C2S), and tricalcium aluminate (C3A), is promising regenerative cement for dentistry. While mineral trioxide aggregate has been successfully applied in retrograde filling, the exact role of each component in the mineral trioxide aggregate system is largely unexplored. In this study, we individually synthesized the three components, namely, C3S, C2A, and C3A, and then mixed them to achieve various compositions (a total of 14 compositions including those similar to mineral trioxide aggregate). Read More

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October 2018
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Psidium guajava bioactive product chemical analysis and heavy metal toxicity reduction.

Chemosphere 2019 Feb 26;216:785-793. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Microbiology and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Regional University of Cariri, Crato, CE, Brazil. Electronic address:

The present study had as its objective to verify the Psidium guajava var. Pomifera L. chelating, antioxidant and cytoprotective effects against mercury and aluminum. Read More

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February 2019
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Dual-photosensitizer coupled nanoscintillator capable of producing type I and type II ROS for next generation photodynamic therapy.

J Colloid Interface Sci 2019 Feb 29;536:586-597. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología - UNAM, Ensenada, Baja CA, Mexico. Electronic address:

The current photodynamic therapy (PDT) is majorly hindered by the shallow penetration depth and oxygen dependency, limiting its application to deep-seated solid hypoxic tumors. Thus, it is meaningful to develop efficient X-ray mediated PDT system capable of generating reactive oxygen species (ROS) under both the normoxic and hypoxic conditions. Herein, we report the synthesis and characterization of nanocomposite, YAG:Pr@ZnO@PpIX with an amalgamation of UV-emitting YPrAlO (YAG:Pr) nanoscintillator, and zinc oxide (ZnO) and protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) as photosensitizers. Read More

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February 2019
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Sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) SbSTOP1 activates the transcription of a β-1,3-glucanase gene to reduce callose deposition under Al toxicity: A novel pathway for Al tolerance in plants.

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2019 Mar 2;83(3):446-455. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

a Jilin Province Engineering Laboratory of Plant Genetic Improvement, College of Plant Science , Jilin University , Changchun , China.

Aluminum (Al) toxicity is a primary limiting factor for crop production in acid soils. Callose deposition, an early indicator and likely a contributor to Al toxicity, is induced rapidly in plant roots under Al stress. SbGlu1, encoding a β-1,3-glucanase for callose degradation, showed important roles in sorghum Al resistance, yet its regulatory mechanisms remain unclear. Read More

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March 2019
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Role of nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide in plant aluminum tolerance.

Biometals 2019 Feb 1;32(1):1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

College of Agronomy, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530004, China.

As gasotransmitter, nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (HS) are involved in the regulation of plant tolerance to abiotic stresses. Aluminum (Al) toxicity triggers synthesis of NO and HS and seriously affects plant growth and productivity. Exogenous NO and HS alleviate Al toxicity in plants. Read More

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February 2019
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Soil drivers of local-scale tree growth in a lowland tropical forest.

Ecology 2018 Dec 30;99(12):2844-2852. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843-03092, Balboa, Ancon, Panama.

Soil nutrients influence the distribution of tree species in lowland tropical forests, but their effect on productivity, especially at local scales, remains unclear. We used tree census, canopy occupancy, and soil data from the Barro Colorado Island (BCI; Panama) 50-ha forest dynamics plot to investigate the influence of soil nutrients and potential toxins on aboveground tree productivity. Growth was calculated as the increase in diameter of 150,000 individual stems ≥1 cm diameter at breast height, representing 207 species. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ecy.2532
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December 2018
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Twenty-Eight-Day Repeated Inhalation Toxicity Study of Aluminum Oxide Nanoparticles in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats.

Toxicol Res 2018 Oct 15;34(4):343-354. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Chemical Research Bureau, Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute, KOSHA, Daejeon, Korea.

Aluminum oxide nanoparticles (AlO NPs) are among the most widely used nanomaterials; however, relatively little information about their risk identification and assessment is available. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the potential toxicity of AlO NPs following repeated inhalation exposure in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Rats were exposed to AlO NPs for 28 days (5 days/week) at doses of 0, 0. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6195878PMC
October 2018